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in 3 youngsters in the u.s. don't get that chance, prompting president obama to propose expanding the nation's public education system to help them. >> if you're looking for a good bang for your educational buck, this is it, right here. >> reporter: the plan could cost up to $10. 5 billion per year by one estimate. it's a bill obama says should be split between the federal and state governments. >> it's expensive. when you're talking about young children, you have to have very different ratios than you do in k-12 education. >> reporter: many of the nation's top economists, including several here at the university of chicago, say the cost is worth it. preschool for all, especially low income kids, can mean big savings for taxpayers down the road. >> we get a r cents on the dollar for each year of each upfront investment. >> reporter: economist james heckman says skipping pre-k by kids in poor families comes with a cost, too. >> it reduces crime, a society that's more engaged in a sense of employment and so forth. that's where the economic return comes. >> reporter: only five states
for lance armstrong. he has until the end of the day to come clean under oath to u.s. anti-doping agents about his use of illegal drugs while winning seven straight tour de france titles. if that doesn't happen, he may not have his lifetime ban from organized sports reduced. armstrong and his team are also dealing with a massive whistleblower lawsuit. >>> we could learn today if oscar pistorius will be let out on bail or if he will await his trial on a murder charge in jail. he is in court at this hour. pistorius' attorneys and prosecutors presented their versions of how reeva steenkamp was killed last thursday. pistorius will be tried for premeditated murder. he claims he thought an intruder was in his bathroom, so he shot through the door. only after breaking down that door did he realize he had shot his girlfriend. >> i'm not lawyer, but here's my question. your girlfriend is spending the night. you wake up, she's not there. you think there's an intruder in the bathroom, but you don't know where she is. >> he says he thought she was still in bed. that's what he's saying. he's saying h
the united states is not necessarily going to represent u.s. political interests. >> reporter: o'malley is one of two american names being floated. the other, timmy dolan who scoffed at the idea. >> what about you? >> is this abc evening news or comedy central? >> reporter: and o'malley isn't holding his breath either. >> i haven't lost any sleep about it. and i have bought a round trip ticket. so i'm counting on coming home. >> reporter: in boston, it would be the religious equivalent of the red sox beating the yankees. >> we always liked boston over new york. >> it will be interesting to see how it plays out. >> reporter: both americans are long shots. popes tend to be from europe, especially italy. the last time a non-european pope was chose was 1,000 years before columbus set sail. >> i'm saying there's a chance. >> odds are not on our side. that's what i get from our report. they could go for somebody from the latin american population. they're trying to boost the catholic numbers there. a lot of ways they can go with this. no one really knows. it's just fun speculation at t
by the u.u.s. department of healalth and human services. ♪ >>> welcome back, everybody. obviously we have some very serious news we're about to bring you right now in this segment. one of the celebrations i missed the most about living in new orleans is mardi gras, especially the good food, the drinks. tim laird, america's chief entertainer is here to show us how you can enjoy the flavors of mardi gras wherever you may be. >> we're bringing mardi gras to you. >> after ten years in new orleans, i miss everything on here. >> let's start out with the traditional dessert, bananas foster. >> it's good for your heart. >> a half stick of butter goes in, then a whole cup of brown sugar. and then a couple of shakes of cinnamon goes in to give it some flavor. >> as much entertaining as you do, new orleans is one of the great party and food cities on the planet. >> they do it right. it is the best city for that. while this is cooking down, let's make a hurricane. >> i like that idea. >> here is a picture of hurricanes. about eight ounces of orange juice, eight ounces of pineapple juice, eight ounces
to be mounted on a missile aimed directly at the u.s. north korea confirmed the test in a statement released by state media saying it was carried out to "defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of a ferocious, hostile act by the u.s." it means that north korea is closer to building a warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. the test today comes just two months after pyongyang conducted a successful long-range missile test in direct definls of u.n. security council resolutions, and the key question now is, did north korea use plutonium as they did in previous tests or highly enriched uranium? if north korea was stul in building a bomb using enrich rue yanium, it would speed up their ability to build a warhead. >> the president said it undermines the region's stability and a threat to the u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and it doesn't make north korea any more secure, which is what it's hoping for. >> they are a provocative country. get the world's attention and flex their military muscle a
and will now likely testify under oath and give full details of how he cheated for so long to the u.s. anti-doping agency. armstrong had been faced with a deadline to testify or lose his last chance at break on his lifetime ban from sports. in a just-released statement, usada wrote -- we have been in talks with mr. arm strorng and we understand that he does want to be part of the solution to clean up the sport of cycling. the sudden change comes on the heels of an abc news exclusive. our report that according to a high level source, agents are actively investigating armstrong or obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation, for allegedly threatening people who dared tell the truth about his cheating. a case reignited by his recent confession to oprah. >> i didn't invent the culture. >> mm-hmm. >> but i didn't try to stop the culture. >> reporter: if charges are ultimately filed, the consequences could be severe. >> these are serious potential crimes. you're talking about possible sentences, up to five, ten years. >> reporter: the pressures against armstrong are immense, and include civil
relations between the u.s. and iran. >> the oscar-nominated movie "argo" has put a spotlight back on that crisis and on the secretive nation, as well. abc's david muir was invited to take a look inside iran. >> we have just landed. >> reporter: we landed in iran in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. and rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. [ horn honking ] below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says women only here. the back of the train reserved for women. beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look there's something else on the move, the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. >> i think it hurts the people. >> reporter: the iranian people. >> plus, i think, the normal people. >> reporter: the relationship between the u.s. and iran ne
mortality in the u.s. by 33% since 1990. help us continue serving the millions of women and men with breast cancer who still need us every day. register for the 3-day now. (woman) it's just been an amazing, amazing journey. i love these people. ♪ and it's beautiful >>> this morning on "world news now," breaking news. a defiant north korea launches another nuclear test. >> this bomb had more power than previous tests and could spark strong reaction from world leaders. it's tuesday, february 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez. this is the third nuclear test and is a slap in the face to countries who have been trying to prevent north korea from becoming a nuclear power. we'll go live to tokyo in a moment, but first some of the other stories we're following this morning. >>> our other top story. the future of the church after the pope's rare resignation. questions, reaction and a look at who might succeed him. >> this was something no one expected. there were some clues to suggest maybe he was think
this morning and a health care burden for the u.s. neurologists predict the number of alzheimer's patients is expected to triple by the year 2050. that's when as many as 14 million patients may need care for the disease. the startling projection follows a study of patient records, as well as census numbers. >> doctors are warning parents about a strain of whooping cough. the new england journal"the new medicine" reports it's caused by a vaccine resistant strain. it's the worst outbreak of its kind in 60 years. >>> and what will be the story of the weekend. a powerful blizzard is zeroing in on the northeast, threatening to bring fierce winds and up to two feet of snow. the nor'easter expected to be the worst in years, is moving in from the gulf coast and the great lakes. snow is coming down this morning in chicago. but by tomorrow night, this storm will be unleashing heavy snow on boston and coastal new england. and that storm, as you know, could make a mess out of travel, even before the first flakes fall. some airlines announced plans to relax rebooking rules so passengers can change flig
. that's how prevalent this is. by the way, apparently most prevalent crime in the u.s. averaging 550,000 incidents per day, $13 billion worth of goods lost. that's $35 million a day. >> we are a nation of thieves. >> 1 in 11 people are shoplifters. >> that is so dirty. i can't believe people would do something like that. >> that is not the kind of thing i've ever even heard of. >> that's disgusting. >> we'll be back. >> if diane sawyer asks, you didn't see me. ♪ >>> thunder road. >> there we go. >>> consumer reports has ranked the top ten cars and it is not too good news for detroit. >> abc's marci gonzalez shares the results. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning. the consumer reports list just came out yesterday, and there were some surprises. honda is back. topping consumer reports top car picks for 2013 after being left off the list last year. >> it got some of the mojo back. >> reporter: honda roared back with three winners, the accord, odyssey and crv. but missing from this year's list are any american manufacturers. >> one thing that hurt the americans for our list
yet. >>> new classified reports reveal the u.s. is the target of a widespread computer hacking campaign that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far the main culprit. the white house plans to crack down this week by getting government and private companies to simply share more information. >> so, this is quite widespread. this is a national issue at this point. so, we all have to be mindful of this. >> people love computers in this day and age. it makes things faster and more convenient. you can do everything from your laptop or desk. but there is a dark side that we're vulnerable to those malicious nerds out there who plot their evil from a keyboard. >> so much more vulnerable so than even a decade ago. not everybody had a laptop ten years ago. >> exactly. they had their iphones. >> and these are little computers, iphones and blackberries. they're tiny, little computers. they get hacked, as well. >> how aggressively can we call china out when we owe them so much money? so, interesting on a lot of different levels here. >> i didn't th
. >>> from beer to wine now, when it comes to the grape, the french are taking a back seat to the u.s. a new study find americans are now the largest consumers of wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is decling ingn italy and france. >> in france? awe al >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> 8:00 in the morning when w p get home. nothing wrong with the cocktail bre breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. >> here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. around boise, seattle and portland. >> in the pacific north west is 0, twin cities, and, indianapolis, sunny to the northeast. god bless america. >>> it's water, i swear. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to
pages. and they hired a former u.s. attorney general and pennsylvania governor to do the report. basically it says it's a full-on attack of the freeh report, calling it a rush to justice. >> they're basically dismissing the whole thing. >> complete injustice. >> and joe's wife, who you saw there and can see today, wrote in a letter friday to former penn state players that her late husband was a moral disciplined man who never twisted the truth to avoid bad publicity. you have to wonder from a pr perspective, since people are so sickened, whether her coming out will change any opinions or not. >>> moving on now, near san diego a 12-year-old middle school student has been taken into custody, accused of threatening to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates. the 7th grader was admitted to the hospital for evaluation. the boy allegedly made threat in ape-mail to the school. the attack was supposed to take place today. >>> a troubling new report says the u.s. is the target of widespread computer crime that could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars. the report says china is by far
morning. so you want to tune in for that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it will no longer appear as an option for race. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. >>> a couple of the san francisco bay area who vanished last month during a biking trip in peru may now be in ecuador. garrett hand and his girlfriend, jamie, boarded a boat to amazon in ecuadoecuador. they had been speaking with friends and family on skype, but all contact stopped january 25th. >> just hanging in there. you know, you don't know what you don't know. and so we're by faith holding on that they're okay. >> the bike tour was supposed to last six months. relatives say they became concerned when the u.s. embassy posted a warning to u.s. citizens about kidnappings. >> there's plenty of cleaning up in parts of texas and oklahoma after record snowfall in those states. the snow was blown around by hurricane force winds across the region yesterday. 20 inches of snow fell on amarillo. at least two deaths are bei
. how everyday people are coping with shortages of medicine. you can talk about the u.s. and iran going at it, but as always, it's the everyday citizens caught in the middle. that story does a great job of pointing out just how it impacts everyday life. just the basics like medicine. >> you hear about sanctions and it doesn't mean anything until you see a story like this. >> there's policy, and there's real tif and policy's impact on that. >>> and getting through. how science teachers are turning to popular music. how this class act is helping students finally take interest. >> i wish i had this earlier in the week. whatever it takes. however you get the message across, the fact that it gets across is a good thing. >>> but first, leading once again with weather. a monster of a storm is dumping snow in the middle of the country and spawning killer tornadoes. >> hemphill, texas area was hit hard. and it's far from over, as severe weather warnings are up across a big section of the country this morning. our coverage begins with abc's brad wheelis. >> reporter: old man winter just keeps rol
. only 100,000 people in the u.s. suffer from it. the hope is the device can be used to treat millions who can't see. >> i really think the future for this is going to be big. >> that really is incredible. and it did not come cheap at all, $100 million in public money and $100 million in private money to get to that technology. >> two clinical trials, 20 years of trying this. and this is the kind of story you always hear about some kind of development to help people who don't have an arm or leg, but sight is one of the most precious things that we have. to be able to finally, at least to some degree, recover that, that has to be incredible for those people. i can't even imagine. >> props to our tech and medical personnel. that made that woman's life a whole lot better. >>> still ahead, it used to be a dark and shadowy kind of world. >> but thanks to a popular book series is now coffee talk. a look at real life "50 shades of grey" coming up next. >>> "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. ♪ >>> it is called mommy porn. the steamy trilogy "50 shades of grey" that
of the medicine. >> reporter: he points straight to tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course of thane nuclear program, now affecting everyone. all he says because money in and out of iran -- the money flow has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free rain in iran, but we asked him to allow us inside the pharmacy and he takes us. is this crowd typical, the size of this crowd? immediately we see the lines, as we snake our way behind the counter to the back. where not only are they low on many medications, they have run out of several cancer drugs. and on the other side of the counter, the urgency in their faces. this man shows us the prescription for a loved one with leukemia. you have gone to how many pharmacies? over 20? while we were there, he makes his way to the window, where he's told there is none left, to come back saturday. all of this comes as that new u.n. report comes out, the inspectors who discovered advanced centrifuges, proof that iran can speed up the process to a nuclear weapon. iran saying
have the sourdough bread from san francisco. the most famous, sourdough bread in the u.s. a form of french bread uses bacteria instead of yeast. maybe not the most appetizing detail. it is interesting. and been in continuous production since 1849. not so famous as in san francisco, ghirardelli chocolate, found in 1862 by delmonico, ghirardelli, second oldest chocolate in the u.s., baker's chocolate. 1893. ghirardelli square in san francisco. >> delicious actually. >> very good. >> baltimore. a place where i lived. the mayor of baltimore's disclaimer, a good friend of mine, stephanie rollins blake, and crab cakes are the big thing there. associated with the chesapeake bay, maryland and baltimore. crab cakes are great. the boardwalk crab cakes, breaded, deep fried and filled with stuffing of various things served on a bun. now the restaurant, aka, gourmet crab cakes prepared with no filler or lump crabmeat. >> no offense, baltimore. no seafood is better than new orleans. >> crab cakes in baltimore i think are the best. this is a traditional super bowl food. right. started with the
, if you enjoy ikea meatball in the u.s., they're just fine. but not the case in 21 european countries where ikea meatballs have been pulled from the shelves because they may contain horse meat. have been pulled now that horse meat has been found in frozen foods where they were supposed to contain beef or pork, not horse meat. >> that story is hard to -- i'm not laughing. >> we're not laughing at the horse meat. we're just laughing at the horse meat. >> i didn't know ikea sold meatballs. i just thought they sold furniture. >> the top floor, they have a cafeteria. you have to have swedish meatballs. they're actually delicious. >> you learn something every day. i had no idea. got to get to ikea. all right. >>> here is the guy so many of us have wanted to be when things don't go right at the airport. this all happened in china. just keep an eye on the guy at the check-in desk. he actually is a high level government official, by the way. >> after he and his family missed their flight twice, he goes simply bananas. he takes out his frustration on the computer. he tries to break through the
being filed against him in the u.s. he spoke from the embassy in london where he was granted asylum in june. his supporters in australia have put his name in the run for the senate. >>> pope benedict is behind closed doors for traditional lenten prayer. thousands gathered yesterday to say goodbye to the pope. he will host his last blessing next sunday followed by a nine general audience on february 27th, the day before he officially steps down. >>> an amazing fact about friday's meteor strike in russia. shockwaves were felt by nuclear sensors halfway around the world. friday's mid-air explosion over central russia had the force of 30 hiroshima nuclear bombs. more than half of the glass that was broken has been replaced. several so-called meteor pieces are already on sale on ebay, but as the saying goes, buyer beware. >> 1 million square feet of glass shattered when that hit. >> that is incredible. i need to go to my backyard and get some rocks. >> some meteor rocks. >> of course. let me clarify. >>> just a week after getting slammed by that monster blizzard, parts of the northeast a
of representatives doing its thing. also the u.s. chamber of commerce is helping to craft a plan. so everything is crafting a plan. so hopefully maybe all those things can come together into one cohesive, effective plan. but we don't know yet. >> it's not a bad idea to have a plan b. administration after administration has tried to do this and come up with a plan that will work and they have failed almost across the board. so who knows what we're going to get? >> again, it's not just carte blanche, security and background checks, go to the back of the line behind folks who are here legally. >> and you've got to learn to speak english. >> exactly. >> not a bad idea. >> miles to go, as always. >>> speaking of politics, more political maneuvering over the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary. the nomination should go forward. the very earliest the nomination could go before the senate is a week from today when they return from their president's day vacation. >>> fuel prices have hit a record high for february and it may be months before drivers get a break. the average price for a gallon
-old dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. nreserves, honorably discharged, had been fired in 2009 from the lapd. he threatened individual officers in an eight-page manifesto against the department that he posted online. police launched the largest manhunt in lapd history, following up on more than 1,000 tips. hundreds of officers crisscrossing the country for days, including efforts in tijuana, mexico, san diego county and big bear. the possible motive, all spelled out in that online manifesto where dorner accused specific officers of covering up police brutality by making him the scapegoat. he vowed revenge, writing when the truth comes out, the killing stops. so many questions remain as authorities now sift through the rubble on big bear mountain. i'm cecilia vega in los angeles. >> just so funny how this case developed. yesterday we were talking about he could have escaped to tijuana, mexico, and then he was still in the same general vicinity. >> under their noses almost. >> sometimes it's the smartest thing, you're right there and it's easy to hide that way sometimes because they're looking
. >> reporter: last year nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. the background check is only as the good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this, 12 states submit actively mental health records to the database. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money for record keeping and urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> what an eye-opening report that is. sad and depressing that many holes exist in the system in terms of the recordkeeping. and people try to get help for people suffering mental illness and can't. eight of the nine mass shootings they had mental illness. underscores why mental illness is such a component of this. even our back
news investigation. why victims of the ft. hood shooting say the u.s. government has let them down. >>> on a much lighter note this morning, we're going to talk toys. why not? we'll take a look at some of the highlights of this year's international toy fair that took place right here in new york city. some cool toys we're going to show you. >>> but first breaking news. the hunt for christopher dorner appears to be over this morning. police believe his body is still in the burned out cabin but say it's just hot for investigators to go inside. >> dorner is linked to the murder of four people, including a sheriff's deputy who died just yesterday in that gun battle. >> abc's brandi hitt joins us now from los angeles. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. >> unfortunately, another police officer died yesterday in that shootout with dorner. >> that >> reporter: that's right. this manhunt turned very intense yesterday. this deadly shootout happened after a series of events, i ardz cog two deputies, they say that a person matching dorner's description tied up two women and stole
laden's compound, was torn down last year after u.s. navy seals, stormed the place. ground will be broken in a few weeks. a push to restore the city's family friendly image after the takedown of a terrorist. >>> passenger whose survived a tour bus crash in southern california are recounting the few terrifying moments of the accident. they said the bus was going slowly down a mountain road. it picked up speed. the driver shouted for any one on the fwus call 911. the brakes failed. on impact the passengers were thrown out of shattered windows as the bus finally came to a halt. >> the worst part was seeing the backpacks and the gloves and the personal effects of the people that were in the bus. >> records show the bus had 22 safety violations in the past year problems with the brakes, windshield and tires. >>> a gas like blamed for last week's deadly explosion at headquarters of the mexico's state hoend oowned oil company. 37 killed and dozens injured when a gas build-up was ignited possibly by a spark. three workers set up a crude lighten the basement before the blast. invest
more than 150 people. he was the deadliest sniper in u.s. military history. >> i loved the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. it came down to whether i had to choose them or my wife and kids. i couldn't have both anymore. because i'd already messed that up. so i chose the family. >> reporter: on the homefront kyle became a best-selling author. in his autobiography "american sniper" he talks about shooting so many iraqi insurgents they nicknamed him the devil and placed a $20,000 bounty on his head. to survive all of that, only to be killed here at home. that young marine now faces two counts of capital murder -- one for each of the men who was trying to help him heal. ryan owens, abc news, dallas. >>> here in new york today former mayor ed koch will be laid to rest. the unflappable mayor died friday at the age of 88. former president bill clinton will deliver a tribute at his funeral. the service will conclude with the song "new york, new york." and in a special tribute, his favorite subway station will be renamed after koch. >>> the boy scouts could decide as early as this w
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